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Patentability of Laws of Nature

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This post was first published on 2nd September, 2014.   Today we will discuss a case where a patent was rejected based on the patent ineligible subject matter. Mayo Collaborative Services (Appellants) and Prometheus Laboratories (Respondents) Patents in Dispute: US 6,355,623 and US 6,680,302 Case: Prometheus had an exclusive license over these patents and Mayo was using diagnostic kits based on these patents from Prometheus until 2004 after which Mayo developed its own diagnostic tests for the same purpose. Prometheus sued Mayo for infringement at the District Court in 2004. The claims of the patents were directed to a method of treating a patient with auto-immune gastrointestinal disorder by determining the...

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Gene Sequences and Patents: Australian High Court Narrows Scope

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GLOBOCAN (WHO) released some unpleasant statistics in 2012 with respect to Breast cancer. The report noted that Breast cancer was the second most common cancer in the world and, by far, the most frequent cancer among women with an estimated 1.67 million new cancer cases diagnosed back in 2012 alone. The following year in June 2013, one of the most landmark decisions was arrived at by the US Supreme Court in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. To provide a brief history of the case, it was a case challenging the validity of gene patents in the...

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